Baseball drops conference series

Dakota Ratley

Warhawk baseball dropped two conference games over the weekend to Georgia State.

The Warhawks took a 2-0 lead into the third inning. Friday night. A lightning delay stopped the game. The weather never cleared and the game was put on hold until Saturday.

The Panther bats came alive in the fourth inning, getting five runs home. Three runs were off of a home run by Cam Sperry.

Georgia State would score once in the fifth to grab a four run lead.

The teams would trade runs in the eighth to move the score to 7-3 with the Warhawks up at the top of the ninth.

ULM would make a run in the final inning. The Warhawks were able to load up the bases. Garret Walters scored one with an RBI groundout. Jacob Stockton got a two-RBI hit that brought the game to a one run difference.

Georgia State would end the rally, and the game, with the score 7-6.

Game two saw the Warhawks again get off to an early 2-0 lead. ULM scored on a Stockton RBI hit in the second inning. Stockton scored in the fifth inning by a RBI single from Robbie Podorsky.

A Georgia State homer in the fifth evened the score. The Panthers would take the lead in the sixth. The home team plated three runs to grab a 5-2 lead.

The score would remain the same until a homer in the ninth bumped the Warhawks up a run. Down by the score of 5-3, ULM was not able to take advantage of having a pair of runners on base.

Going into Sunday’s game the Warhawks were 17-17 on the year with a 5-9 mark in conference play. Georgia State moved to 21-15 this season with a 10-3 record in the Sun Belt.